Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza got to ride in the state's first driverless-vehicle shuttle a day before the general public could take advantage of the free service. The Democratic governor said after Tuesday's ride she was "a little nervous" at first, but after a couple of minutes, it felt great. The Democratic mayor said it was a tad boring, … [Read more...] about RI Politicians Get First Ride in Autonomous Vehicle Shuttle
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Auto industry analysts from Bob Lutz to the consulting firm McKinsey foresee a decline in private auto sales in the approaching autonomous vehicle era. Lutz predicts the fun will go out of vehicle ownership, which raises a question for the marketers who sell the sizzle — a question of survival. For the next decade or two, the shift toward self-driving vehicles is likely … [Read more...] about The marketing fallout of autonomous vehicles
Humans will be driving for a while yet according to researcher's crystal ball John Leonard, the head of autonomous vehicle research at the Toyota Research Institute, has expressed doubts about level five autonomous vehicles becoming viable in the near future."Taking me from Cambridge to Logan Airport with no driver in any Boston weather or traffic condition — that might … [Read more...] about Toyota’s chief self-driving researcher thinks autonomous cars may not come in his lifetime
BOSTON (CBS) — Boston will now allow for self-driving cars to test drive across the city. The Boston Transportation Department announced Wednesday that nuTonomy would be expanding their test grounds. For the last year and a half, nuTonomy and Optimus Ride, another company testing self-driving cars, were only driving on streets in the Seaport District. … [Read more...] about Self-Driving Cars Can Now Be Tested Citywide In Boston
BOSTON (CBS) — As WBZ celebrates our 70th anniversary we are also looking ahead to the next 70 years. The city’s newest neighborhood has become the test track for what could become the future of transportation for all of Boston and beyond. “We’ve got cameras here looking 360 degrees. This is what’s called a LIDAR sensor. It’s shooting out … [Read more...] about The Future Of Boston Transportation: Will Self-Driving Cars Mean Safer Streets?